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East Coast Premiere

The Golem

Directed by Doron & Yoav Paz

Israel | 95 minutes | 2018

In this stunningly reimagined period horror version of the old mystical legend, a tight-knit Jewish community in a shtetl are besieged by foreign invaders until a woman conjures a dangerous creature to protect them, but it may be more evil than anyone ever imagined. Set in 17th century Lithuania, a conflicted woman secretly turns to Jewish mysticism to conjure up a dangerous entity to protect her community, which is under attack from both a spreading plague and deadly invaders. But the creature she molds out of mud and summons to life echoes her tragic past and becomes so connected to its creator that she can’t see what a heartless monster she has fashioned from abject fear and desperate loathing.
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Doron & Yoav Paz are acclaimed Israeli filmmakers who took the arthouse world by storm with their debut feature, Phobidilia (2009), and follow up zombie thriller, Jeruzalem (MJFF 2016), which won the audience award at the Jerusalem Film Festival.

Director Doron & Yoav Paz
Countries of Production Israel
Year of Presentation 2018
Premiere Status East Coast Premiere
Runtime 95 minutes
Principal Cast Alex Tritenko, Brynie Furstenberg, Hani Furstenberg, Ishai Golan, Lenny Ravich
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